About the Association

The International Association of Labour Law Journals (IALLJ) was established for the following purposes:

  • Advancing research and scholarship in the fields of labour and employment law;
  • Encouraging the exchange of information regarding all aspects of the publishing process;
  • Promoting closer relations among editors of national and international labour and employment law journals.

The late renowned Professor Marco Biagi of the University of Modena, Italy was the first President, and was instrumental in establishing the Association as a Club of Labour Law Journals. During the tenure (2004-2007) of his successor, Jeffrey Sack, Q.C., the Club was reconstituted as an Association, and its membership expanded from 12 to 21 Journals. At the same time, the website for the Association was established. At the end of 2014, there were 27 member journals. Since 2015, the membership steadily grew up to 32 members.

Prof. Marco Biagi – Founding President


The IALLJ elects a president among its members for a period of three years, a term which may be renewable.
The current president is Frank Hendrickx. He is IALLJ president since 2015.

The past-presidents are:

    • Marco Biagi, founding president
      Alan Neal, acting president 2002-2004
    • Jeffrey Sack Q.C., president 2004-2007
    • Guido Balandi, president 2007-2011
    • Steven Willborn, president 2011-2015


To contact the Association:

Prof. Dr. Frank Hendrickx, IALLJ President
KU Leuven
Institute for Labour Law
Blijde Inkomststraat 17, bus 3423
3000 Leuven

Tel: +32 (0) 16 32 51 66
Fax: +32 (0) 16 32 52 50
E-mail: frank.hendrickx@kuleuven.be

For enquiries and commens on the IALLJ website:

IALLJ Webmaster c/o Lancaster House Publishing 1881 Yonge Street, Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4S 3C4

Telephone: (416) 977-6618

Fax: (416) 977-5873


The Association meets annually in different countries, at a meeting hosted by the journal for that country. The IALLJ meetings are mostly held in conjunction with an international scientific labour law or industrial relations conference, such as for example the scholarly events and conferences organised by the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL), the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), or the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN).

The IALLJ meetings follow the policy to have, in addition to an (internal) business meeting, a scientific contribution in the form of a panel or seminar on a relevant research theme related to the scope of the member journals.

This may be a stand-alone event or integrated in the conference with which the IALLJ aligns its meetings.

Meetings have been held at:

    • Warsaw, Poland (2023)
    • Leuven, Belgium (online) (2022)
    • Lisbon, Portugal (online) (2021)
    • Leuven, Belgium (online) (2020)
    • Valparaiso, Chile (2019)
    • Torino, Italy (2018)
    • Toronto, Canada (2017)
    • Bologna, Italy (2016)
    • Leuven, Belgium (2015)
    • Dublin, Ireland (2014)
    • Bordeaux, France (2013)
    • Philadelphia, USA (2012)
    • Seville, Spain (2011)
    • Herstmonceux, England (2010)
    • Sydney, Australia (2009)
    • Warwick, UK (2008)
    • Bologna, Italy (2007)
    • Paris, France (2006)
    • Toronto, Canada (2005)
    • Modena, Italy (2004)
    • Madrid, Spain (2003)
    • Philadelphia, USA (2002)
    • Brussels, Belgium (2001)
    • Modena, Italy (2000)